Lorraine organized “Read For Life” through her company, Cold Type Press, in March. The fundraiser for cancer research featured readings by a panel of distinguished journalists including some of Lorraine’s former colleagues.
In December, Lorraine also hosted a book-signing party through Cold Type Press featuring her book, “The Man Who Became Santa Claus and other Winter Tales.” Proceeds from buying her book benefited those experiencing homelessness at the Interactive Resource Center in Greensboro, NC.
Lorraine was among the authors who participated in the Annual Will Read for Food fundraiser. The annual event raises more than $1,000 for area food banks and shelters. The Weatherspoon Art Museum, the UNCG MFA Writing Program and UNCG Alumni Relations host the event.
Listen to Lorraine discuss promoting a winter fundraiser for a homeless day center during a cold weather emergency on NPR’s “The State of Things” here.
Service and Community Awards
Relay for Life (2011)
Organized, marketed, sponsored and emceed spring “Read for Life” by N.C. journalists to support the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Relay for Life team to raise money for the American Cancer Society
Interactive Resource Center (2010)
Organized, marketed and emceed “Christmas Book Bash” for Greensboro’s day shelter for the homeless.during a winter budget crisis.
Healthy Homes Award (2007)
From the Greensboro Housing Coalition, for stories t
hat precipitated the lead paint ordinance.
N.C. Mental Health Association Media Award (2007 & 2008)
For coverage exposing the failure of state reform.
Montagnard-Dega Friendship Award (2006)
For coverage of the plight of a community in exile, and the issue of repression in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
UNCG Service Leadership Award (2005)
For efforts to help the UNCG campus serve the larger community.